Soft Giant Pretzels

Your family and friends will love these soft, chewy pretzels. Just let your machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks.


8 servings


1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80°F/21 to 27°C)
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 quarts water
1/2 cup baking soda
coarse salt


Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Grease baking sheets.

In bread machine pan, place the water, flour, sugar and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).

When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into eight balls. Roll each into a 20-inch rope; form into pretzel shape.

In a saucepan, bring water and baking soda to a boil. Drop pretzels into boiling water, two at a time; boil for 10 to 15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Place pretzels on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Spritz or lightly brush with water. Sprinkle with salt.

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